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This compilation disc was originally released in the fall of 2003, and went out of print in early 2005. Since this release was a big giant 'thank you' to all of the wonderful artists we've met along the way of this site's inception and many variations, we thought now that the actual cd's have sold out we should make it available for free downloads. So thanks especially to all of you who bought the cd originally, and for those of you who are hearing it now for the first time, please enjoy.
Topic: Electro, IDM, Experimental
Kikapu
by Leonard J. Paul
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Our final release of 2006 is the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the award-winning Canadian documentary The Corporation, produced by Canadian composer Leonard J. Paul. This is the original music soundtrack plus extra pieces, totaling 28 tracks for the release. It also comes w/ artwork and full liner notes from Leonard himself. This is a huge release for us, and we're very proud to be able to offer it at Kikapu. We'd like to thank Leonard for letting us release this amazing piece of work,...
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Topic: sountrack
Kikapu
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The sounds of Roto Visage seep into the celluloid and flicker with the moving images of what has been argued as being the first surrealist film, Antonin Artaud and Germaine Dulac's La coquille et le clergyman (The Seashell and the Clergyman, 1928). Implementing a phantasmagorical approach towards construction, a boundless number of sound sources and arrangement techniques were fused together to create this soundtrack. Roto Visage and Kikapu would like to thank Transflux Films for providing the...
Kikapu
by V/A
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Our largest and most ambitious release to date, "Wein, Weib und Gesang" is a focus on experimental and ambient-styled electronics, with tracks from a group of some of the most remarkable musicians around. Some of these faces are new to Kikapu, while some have previously released here a number of times. The title is an old German saying that is loosely translated as "wine, women and songs...all you need to be happy in life." Seeing as this release clocks in at nearly five...
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Topic: Ambient
Kikapu
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Hippocamp alumnus MonoCulture, who goes by the name of Nick Eymann in the non-digital world, is known around the net.label scene for his amazing production values interwoven with some of the tightest rhythm work and most superb melodies ever heard in the IDM genre. MonoCulture definitely doesn't disappoint on this long-tracker EP; the remarkable use of vocal samples and granulized ambiences along with the aformentioned elements brings MonoCulture's output to a whole new level.
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Topic: Electro, IDM, Experimental
Kikapu
by Stud
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Stud is back from the frigid corners of Siberia, this time with a long-tracker EP of new material exclusive to Kikapu. He comes from the school of keeping tracks short and to the point, as none of the tracks present herein eclipse the three minute mark. But unlike other artists who write short tracks making you the listener feel cheated, Stud's tracks are so complex and honest that each piece feels like it has run its length and is fully complete. When listening one can definitely feel the...
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“Arriving At Night In Ithaca” chronicles an imaginary nocturnal sea journey – imagine you are the sailor Ulysses, coming home after many years of travel. Wind instruments such as the bottle and flute play predominant roles in the composition, and no synthesizers were used, to emphasize its timeless qualities. “Paiyatuma” is a wind instrument project of Thomas Park and Shane Morris. The duo incorporate a variety of wind instruments including trombone, flute, and found sounds such as...
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Kikapu
by litmus0001
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litmus0001 has returned with another beautiful full-length album. This new work is similar to his previous Kikapu release in the fact that it revolves around live instrumentation and improvisation that ultimately terminates in some of the deepest and most emotional ambience we've had the pleasure of offering. But at the same time litmus0001 has taken his sound to an entirely new level with the addition of more solid rhythms and structured melodies weaving in and out of the drones of a few key...
Topic: Electro, IDM, Experimental
Kikapu
by Winnie The Shit
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file under: dubstep techno, breakbeats, more fun than should be legally possible Today marks the return of the one and only Winnie The Shit! And he's dropping a full-length album no less! His new album is entitled 'Easy' and is a bit of a more subdued affair than his previous release with us. This new one is at times more mellow, with a heavy focus on dubstep and techno, all while keeping it's eyes squared fixedly on insanely wonderful breakbeats. This will undoubtedly rank up there with one of...
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Topics: dubstep, techno, breakbeat, drum n' bass, drill n' bass, mellow, down tempo
Kikapu
by roto visage
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file under: dark ambience, elegance, density roto visage returns with another incredible full-length of dark, experimental ambience, titled la muse cachée. For this, our 99th release, roto visage takes you into the darkest recesses of your mind, and won't let go. Really fantastic stuff, frightening at times, serene at others. This is a must-listen.
Topics: dark ambient, experimental
Kikapu
by Winterstrand
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Winterstrand consists of three brothers originally from southern Austria, and now residing in Berlin and Vienna. Their music contains some of the most perfectly beautiful melodies your aural cavities will ever have the pleasure of sensing. Not only that, their output ranges from soundscapes to breaks and loose rhythms, intertwined with analogue keyboards, acoustic instruments, and playful vocal samples. This EP is long in tracks yet somewhat short in length, coming in at just under 30 minutes....
Topic: electronic
Kikapu
by souns
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souns is an ambient project from vancouver-based DJ/producer/promoter michael red. 'lights' came out of the source material created exclusively for an event michael put together for newformsfestival 04. the event, simply titled 'a sound event', was successful in creating a fusion between modern electronic music and ancient healing sound. happening in four movements, the most intensive healing work happened in the second and third movement. 'lights' are the drones used in these two movements and...
Topic: Ambient
Kikapu
by mikronesia
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file under: experimental, shuffling ambient, glitching soundscapes Believe it or not, this amazing new album from Mikronesia will be our last release. Ever. That's right, Kikapu is kaput. We're going out in style though, with this brilliant collection of experimental ambient pieces. Mikronesia first came to our attention from his albums for the always impressive Gears of Sand label, and it's quite an honor for us to be able to release some of his work here at Kikapu. And finally, for the last...
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Topics: ambient, experimental
Kikapu
by Veem
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Kicking off a month of ambient releases here at Kikapu, newcomer Veem bring us seven delicate tracks of beautiful ambient soundscapes. Reminiscent of some of our past ambient releases, these songs are quite spacey, dreamy, and often just slightly drifting along at times, flowing into one another quite nicely. Its headphone-listening at its best.
Topic: Electronic
Kikapu
by litmus0001
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litmus0001 is Jonathan Ewald, a multi- instrumentalist and gifted producer from the U.S. who creates ambient soundscapes by way of live instrumentation through a series of effects and loops. While the six string bass is his focus, his use of guitar, synth, and programmed rhythms is exemplary and helps add to the depth of his improvisations. His music has been described as "downtempo neo-psychedelic organo-electronic post-/avant-/anti-rock," and this portrayal barely scratches the...
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Topic: Electronic
Kikapu
by Crashed By Car
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Presented here is a strangely beautiful collection of experimental electronics from Crashed By Car, the latest project of Brandon Reid Huey from Minneapolis. "Low Light Rewinder" is snowy harmonics and delicate overlapping geometries of melody, percussion, and noise articulating a less-travelled territory of music. From "Alone Machines" where massive unsettling marimba detunings and ring modulations are strikingly reconciled by a warm string arrangement, to the bouncing...
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by Evan Valentine
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Taking the less is more approach, Evan Valentine's debut Kikapu release is eight tracks, some of them collaborative, of beautiful melodic IDM with a twist of some video game-ish melodies and incredibly complex percussion patterns. While most tracks hover around the two-minute mark, Mr. Valentine does a wonderful job of making his point with the sounds available to him, and not over-packing them with too many layers. In essence, it's wonderfully concise and feels just right.
Topic: Electronic
Kikapu
by Breaks The Blank Day
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Breaks The Blank Day takes small, insignificant slices of sound and intricately builds them up into overlapping waves of audio. Liberally making use of filters and other effects, the tracks on this debut release are ever-shifting patterns and loops that pulsate hypnotically through your aural hemisphere. Best served with headphones late at night in the dark.
Topics: minimal, ambient
Kikapu
by Pocka
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Collection of previously unreleased ambient tracks. Electronics, samples, guitar, field recordings.
Topics: ambient, guitar, drone, guitar, electronic, experimental, field recording
Kikapu
by Stud
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Longtime Kikapu collaborator and friend Alexey Devyanin, otherwise known as Stud and one half of the well-known group Gultskra Artikler, has returned after a lengthy sojourn with an incredible new EP that is as far away from his previous releases as one could possibly imagine. I guess someone can only create pretty, organic IDM and electronics for so long before an artist has to break out of the mold with new tracks that are bristling with an intensity otherwise unparalleled. This concise...
Topics: idm, drill n' bass
Kikapu
by Aidan Baker & Ben Fleury-Steiner
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file under: guitar duos, dark ambient, abstracted electric drones We have a fantastic and much-anticipated new release available today from two of our favorite solo artists - Aidan Baker and Benjamin Fleury-Steiner - collaborating here for 'Second Week of the Second Month.' All the sounds in these four tracks are composed entirely from the electric guitar and it's amazing what these two artists can get out of a single sound source.
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, abstract, drone, experimental, guitar
Kikapu
by Overdose Kunst
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file under: Japanese experimentation, abstract, noise Great new release today from the Japanese duo Overdose Kunst, entitled 'Autopoiesis.' Five tracks of experimental abstractions, moments of noise and chaos interspersed with moments of pure beauty. Not to be missed.
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Topics: experimental, abstract, noise, ambient
Kikapu
by v/a
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The long-awaited companion piece to 'lights,' the first release from souns, is now here. 'coloured lights' is a collection of remixes of original material from 'lights,' re-interpreted by a number of amazing artists from around the globe. While many of the artists who supplied remixes for this project are based in souns' city of Vancouver, BC, artists from the US, Europe, and even China are represented here, with most of the faces new to Kikapu. Most of the music herein could be labeled...
Topic: Ambient
Kikapu
by Telegraphy
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Experimentations in sounds of shortwave. 0 dBm is a concept E.P. from Detroit producer Telegraphy (Richard Sudney). The concept being, combining in real time, audio of shortwave signals from which a vintage vacuum tube communications receiver is used as a back drop for Telegraphy's minimal dub'ed sound-scapes. This receiver, with it's etheric property's not found in today's solid state electronics, captures outer worldly tonalities and energies. Each track was recorded live directly to a audio...
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by Veem
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file under: analogue ambient, modular mayhem, deep space journey Our latest release comes from old-schooler Veem, aptly titled 'The Return.' Eight tracks of deep analogue pads mixed w/ modular fun, it harkens back to Veem's previous work with us; at times dark yet overall uplifting and pulling you up into the cosmos.
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Topics: ambient, electronic, analog, modular, synth, space, dark ambient
Kikapu
by Eleventy-One
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A few months ago we received a somewhat random email from Steve Chatterton, who goes by the guise of Eleventy-One, who mentioned to us that he was finishing up a new project that was of great interest to us here at Kikapu. The material presented here in this eight-track EP represents an incredibly original approach to an almost academic sound: that of sampling and mixing Bach fugues to the near point of being unrecognizable. All eight tracks are short and precise, and coalesce into one...
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by roto visage
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This highly abstract release from Kikapu newcomer, roto visage, is mostly minimal, yet in some instances dense, containing layer upon layer of bleak, disturbing and desolate soundscapes. His debut album, "der golem," can be closely aligned with dark ambient yet moves away from the genre with its organic, meditative explorations. The inherent isolation within the tracks is at times uncomfortable, a forced introspection, but quickly sinks into a dark solitude, as though anything beyond...
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Topics: Electronic, Ambient, Noise
Kikapu
by Matt Borghi and Jason Sloan
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The realization of these two improvisational live performances by Matt Borghi and Jason Sloan as a proper release has been a long time coming, and we at Kikapu couldn't be more honored to be bringing these pieces to you now. Both tracks hover just below the half-hour mark, and both incorporate laptops, guitars, and field recordings. Jason Sloan has also produced a short video featuring footage from the recording sessions as an added bonus to this release. This music is ambience at its purest...
Topic: Electronic
Kikapu
by Hapbt
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Clint Anderson has been producing music for nearly a decade now, starting off in the familiar territory of tracking at his home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and slowly working his way into other realms of software and hardware production. His analog-designed soundscapes are usually on edge, with a hint of drum n' bass and techno present as well; these tracks range from in-your-face electronics to slow melodic ambient pieces.
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by Oveloe
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Montreal, Canada resident Charles Bisaillon has spent years moving about the globe, from all over Canada to Torino, Italy. He has taken the knowledge and experience of these travels and put all of it toward his new Oveloe music project. Charles enjoys the character and warmness of analog gear, and uses it almost exclusively in his tracks. On top of that, Charles records everything onto 1/4" analog tape to insure an even fatter sound. This release is reminiscent of glorious days past in...
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by off land
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file under: emotional ambience, minimal, remixes We're kicking off this exciting new year with a great new EP from previous releaser Off Land, who one-ups himself from his past works in great style with apt path. On this new collection Off Land is continuing in the same direction of minimal ambience but taking it deeper, with even more emotive qualities present therein, and also adding two wonderful remixes from Gastón Arévalo and Jon 7. Ambient fans rejoice! and experience this unique piece...
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Topics: ambient, minimal, abstract, experimental, remixes
Kikapu
by The Over Greenland
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This amazing EP is from Ed Powley's new project, The Over Greenland. Ed has been releasing music under his own name, and the ever-popular Colophon moniker for years now on a great many other net.labels. His first Kikapu release is entitled The Lost Levels EP which contains five tracks of guitar-driven beauty. At times uplifting and bombastic, at others minimal and relaxing, this is one incredibly special album, and is definitely worthy of being our 100th release.
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Topics: post-rock, guitar, electronic
Kikapu
by Mystified and Dan Minoza
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"The Pipers Of Pluto" is, in part, a collaboration. The longest tracks, the second and last, were created organically from long source sounds supplied by guitarist/musician Dan Minoza. The first track is a short acoustic piece by mystified. Other tracks are also by mystified - one uses only a kazoo as a basis, while the other use a simple nose flute as its only source. Don't let the use of kazoo and nose flute deter you! "Pipers" presents an intense, dark, shifting...
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by raemus
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raemus's music explores the relationship between composer and automated composition system. Using personal software created in Max/MSP, tendencies are determined, but musical details are decided by the system in a realtime improvisation. Sp*m Filt_er are a series of works that explore more melodic and harmonic relationships than previous works. Several automated players" explore similar material in different ways. Titles are taken from a series of spam received in winter 2003/2004....
Topic: Electronic
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by Winterstrand
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This podcast is an original one-hour mix from the brothers Winterstrand, featuring tracks previously released at Kikapu and other labels, as well as a slew of new and previously unreleased tracks.
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by adcBicycle
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One of our most intricately stunning releases to date, the debut EP from Canada's adcBicycle is nothing short of astonishing; a joining of what seems like hundreds of various samples - from vocals to instruments to field recordings - and intensely complex, live instrumentation and improvisation lead to one of the most incomparable and original albums ever recorded. The pure genius and musicianship of the artist reaches out of every tune to wave a big smiling hello to every single listener. What...
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Topics: idm, electronic, post-rock
Kikapu
by Pocka
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We've reached another small milestone with our 75th release, a collection of random Pocka tracks that have been sitting on our hard drive for the better part of a year or more. These tracks were primarily produced during 2004 in the wilds of Vancouver, BC, though a few gems from 2003 sneaked their way into this release as well. How to sum up these tracks? Well, it really is quite random, everything from droning ambience to acoustic guitar pop to ragga mashups to a slew of remixes and...
Topic: electronic
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by Glomag
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Glomag is Chris Burke, a sound and web designer based in New York City. His first Kikapu release, "The Axis and The Alloy," is a series of fragmentations in which the original sample material is sometimes glimpsed only fleetingly, and sometimes left standing unscathed in the midst of new electronic constructions. Chris Burke's previous work with his band Glorified Magnified and his solo releases "Idioglossia" and "Oil War" were the breeding ground from which this...
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Bubblegone began as an experiment in a new medium for an artist who had not yet found a voice. The medium of experimental ambient noise allowed him to create something that flowed and had the same color and texture as his thoughts and feelings. Bubblegone is one artist who performs solo and often collaborates with other musicians. Artistically, bubblegoneÃÂÃÂs main focus in audio experimentation is to put thoughts and feelings into an audio context. His performances and recorded pieces are...
Kikapu
by Wavespan & Nobuto Suda
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For our final release of 2012, we have what might be the single most inspiring and epic piece of music ever released on Kikapu. Wavespan and Nobuto Suda have joined forces to create a single song consisting of various instrumentations, field recordings and drones along with a long list of musical guests adding their own input to the piece, combining their particular elements into the greater whole. What emerges from a long gestation of recording and production is an incredibly original and...
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by Mike Verde
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Vancouver seems to be turning out a great number of highly creative artists as of late, as our recent releases have shown, and Mike Verde is another example of the great new music that is coming out of British Columbia. Hypocenter is an EP that has a little bit of everything - obvious jazz influences, intricate breaks and rhythm sections, really beautiful melodies, and an emotional underlay that is evident throughout all of the songs. Mike's music is based on the IDM formula, but it refuses to...
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Topic: Electronic
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by mar.ch
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Kikapu's new best friend and close neighbor mar.ch, aka David Miller, drops off his first set of mp3's for you to enjoy. Ambient pads, subdued percussion, and dissonant chords are all ingredients in the mar.ch catalogue. These two tracks are exclusive to Kikapu - downloadable here for free, and also available on our Fall.02 Compilation CD (kpu.025).
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by Rokoa
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Tom Ka has been releasing .mod and .xm files for years from his humble abode in Wroclaw City in Poland, but this time he has decided to step out from the shadow of his Amiga and produce his first-ever mp3 release as Rokoa. These two tracks really are the perfect soundtrack to one's early morning wake-up, with beautiful melodies that float over some soft glitchy beats, all while putting a big smile on your face.
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by Stryph
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Niklas Winde is back again to take y'all back with his latest exclusive Kikapu release. The title says it all: these tracks take the discernable listener back to the good old days of analog drum machines and modular synthesizers. Things start off mellow and ambient, and then quickly move into 4/4 territory just begging you to get up and dance. So sit back, start up your favorite old Atari game, and kick it to the monophonic jams.
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by algorhythm
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A split-label release with algorhythm's own No Logo Records, this long-awaited debut EP from Akron, Ohio's Joel MacClellan is now available here at Kikapu. A non-teleological work ranging from droney ambience to down tempo glitch to experimental breaks, algorhythm's music is a harsh reserve of abstractness with an emotional edge. Also included in this release are two remixes of the third cut on this release, 'phahkt;' a hardcore breaks mix by Vulcanizer and a mellow down tempo remix by DubJay....
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by Kaneel and Tao
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Tao: Paris-based electronica artist. Trying to melt various influences from early jazz to hip hop passing through dub into a soft and quite naive and melodic idm/electronica style music. Kaneel: Rouen, France-based ambient/electronica artist. Making music since June.99, searching for making some nice and understandable vibes mixing to it some insected beats and retriged effects you can name: 'ambientish insectified retriged soft mellowish idm.'
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by Reconstructing Richard
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Definitely the most interesting release we've offered yet, here lies an EP by Reconstructing Richard. Four songs of pure 4-bit Gameboy madness. While we here at Kikapu have always been fans of the chip-music permeating the waves of the interweb, this is our first full release of microtunes. And that's not all! We are also offering you a wonderful opportunity to eavesdrop on some remixes of original Reconstructing Richard material reinterpreted by twelve different artists, some who are kikapu...
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by Winnie The Shit
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Our old buddy Matty Kraps was kind enough to make a detour from his regularly scheduled programming to lend us an ear to a new take on electronics, under his Winnie The Shit moniker. This album is packed to the brim with 303 lines, hardcore riddims, and some of the heaviest bowel-jarring sub bass known to man. Everything here is overflowing with energy, abrasiveness, bordering on hardcore techno but still keeping it's foot firmly planted in good old, fun dance music. Bordering on chaotic with a...
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by Jenglander
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You may know Alexey Devyanin from his past releases as Stud. You may also know Brandon Reid Huey from his past releases as Crashed By Car and Red Lines. Last year the two joined up electronically via the wonderful communicative lines of the world wide interweb and collaborated on a five-track EP, presented here under the Jenglander moniker. A mellow collection of melodic electronica, these tracks take on a life of their own, while still representing each artist's respective solo work. Sitting...
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by KDP
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Ohio native, steel mill worker, IDM producer: Chris Moore has done it all and then some. His first-ever release on any label of any sort, this five-track EP is a wonderful introduction to his unique if somewhat deranged style of production. Heavy rhythm programming, strong melodies, cut-up vocal samples; everything is hard and heavy and in-your-face on this release. But at the same time, there is a definite cheerful vibe flowing throughout, and we hope that you feel your body popping and your...
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by apm
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Wonderful new seven-tracker EP from Aaron McCammon, who is the proprietor of the amazing new net.label One. This release is a sort of unofficial concept album, as it was completely recorded with a Casio RP-1 and CA-110. Almost everything here is played live, and there are no edits. In summation, its lo-fi to the core, baby. Styles range from the bubbly bounce of "2 dollars" to the melodic down tempo and ambience of "we keep prices low..." and "night tab" to the...
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Topic: Electronic
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by Introspective
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A wonderful EP of beautiful droning ambience, Kikapu's final release of the year 2003 is proudly presented from net.label star Introspective. Starting off with a prelude of sorts, concering the current state of world affairs, the EP slowly winds its way through minimal atmospherics on a course destined for ambient brilliance. A perfect cap to a great year, everyone please enjoy these tracks from Introspective.
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Topic: Electronic
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Kikapu's good friend, Silmu, has been biding his time in Finland, waiting for the most opportune moment to strike you net.fans out there. He has arrived at the perfect time, with two new tracks for your listening pleasure. Silmu is an electronic artist known for his collaborative work with Mallisto, as well as his solo efforts. This release finds him teaming up with vocalist Keiju on one track, and manning the controls by himself on the other. A long time coming, this release from the...
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This podcast features tracks from Bubblegone's new album, 'Somewhere Between Summer and Winter.'
Topic: podcast, electronica, ambient
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by Ernesto Aeroflot
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A lovely single from our favorite multi-aliased Finn, Ernesto Aeroflot wrote this song as a birthday present for a good friend of his, and was kind enough to share it with all of you. The title tells it all: a constant string of vocal samples run throughout this upbeat track giving, well..advice. Its for all you youngsters out there.
Topic: Electronic
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JUNGLE! RAGGA!
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by mikeverde
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A boy, his bong and a monosynth.
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by pino the frog
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Well-known net.label artist pino the frog, with past notable releases on both Nishi and Please Do Something, offers his first Kikapu release in the form of a remarkable EP that is one half originals, and one half remixes. The first half of the release consists of remixes of Carl Kruger originals by pino himself. These tracks are on an experimental plane with hints of ambience flirting around the percussive elements of the tracks. The second half are original tracks which consist of white noise...
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Topic: Electronic
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by The Strait Of Anain
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The debut release from The Strait Of Anain is a four-track EP of amazing depth and beauty; it utilizes full live instrumentation, spoken word, and vocals to perfection. Similar to some of our past releases by Matt Borghi and adcBicycle, this is another shining moment for Kikapu.
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by DJ Abstract
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DJ Abstract is helping us bridge the gap from the days of Kikapu past to the future. As we're re-launching the label this fall, we thought a mix of songs from past releases would let our listeners re-visit some great tracks and artists and help build excitement for the new releases we have planned. DJ Abstract picked fourteen of his favorite Kikapu tracks into this amazing mix. We hope this is the first of many Kikapu compilation mixes! Below is the tracklist: 01 Off Land - Time 02 Dub Jay -...
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Straight out of the dirty south, Kell Simon aka Phasmid presents us with two tracks that are a little off the beaten Phasmid path. Gone are the gentle musings and sweet melodies that are typical Phasmid fare; these two tracks are full of squeaking sounds, bubbling bass lines, and (did we really hear it?) almost a house beat or two. Phasmid will be releasing his first full length album on Skylaboperations Records this fall, a 2xCD set that will include remixes of original Phasmid material by...
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The debut release of off land is a marvelous collection of subdued, melancholic ambience and electronics. Things slowly start off with minimal drones, followed by shuffling beats and anomalous guitar loops, interspersed with vocal snippets. The rest flows like water, with hints of nominal piano melodies, acoustic rhythms, bells and drones sliding in and out through this elegant collection, floating off into oblivion. This is a remarkable achievement, and a stimulating listening experience.
Topics: ambient, electronic, minimal
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by Nick Cramer
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We celebrate our tenth release at Kikapu by offering another gem by our official space cadet Nick Cramer. This new EP shows that Nick is consistently one step ahead of the ambient and psychedelic sound with his own brand of space music with hints of jazzy breakbeats and dreamy atmospheric pads. It appears that San Francisco really is the hub of our galaxy.
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by Satellite Grooves
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Head of the music label Slide The Needle, John Kale sends bleeps, blips, and bloops, from his bedroom to your eagerly awaiting ears. Growing up through hardcore rock bands to the world of electronic compositions, the Satellite Grooves sound is an amalgam of spacious pads, chill melodies, and analog electronics. Satellite Grooves is often compared to Morr Music, E*Vax, B. Fleischmann, and possibly our good friend Phasmid. Also make sure and check out SG's debut album 'atoms, molecules, and rain'...
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by algorhythm
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Straight from the jungles of Panama comes this recent EP from Ohio native Joel MacClellan, aka algorhythm. algorhythm is part of the core Kikapu collective and has been around these parts before, in the form of his contingency ep - which was a split mp3/cd release between ourselves and No Logo Records, as well as various compilation appearances. For his latest effort, algorhythm has compiled a collection of tracks that are dark, brooding, and riding the edge between dark ambient and some sort...
Topic: Electronic
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by v/a
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Our first podcast features tracks from Eric Laurence, Evan Valentine, Mar.ch, Komsomol, The System Boot, and Spark.
Topic: Electro, IDM, Experimental
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by Sieve
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Sieve's debut Kikapu release is full of grit, dirt under the fingernails; a style that slaps you in the face and wakes you up with a start. This excellent EP's source materials are samples that Sieve originally recorded in 1997, possibly from a Casio toy keyboard, that have been re-recorded and bastardized many times over the years and have finally come to fruition in these tracks. This one isn't for the squeamish.
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by r_garcia
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Nophi Records frontman r_garcia returns to Kikapu with another gorgeously fun EP of chiptune bleeps, beautiful melodies, and remarkable riddims. One might call this a pop-centric view of the IDM sound, whatever that may be. In essence though, it's just a wonderfully enjoyable collection of tracks that will get your booty shaking and have you grinning ear to ear.
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by Jizzello
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Distorted techno breaks, dirty south-influenced electro-hop, and chirpy down tempo.
Topic: Electronic
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by KOSIK
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KOSIK is the project of Matt Borghi and Michael Kirson-Goldapper. Raised on the periphery of Detroit, the two life-long friends were exposed to all kinds of music, much of which has been rolled up into their KOSIK project. While the KOSIK project is relatively new, Michael and Matt have been working together for the better part of a decade on a variety of projects, musical and otherwise. KOSIK is the first collaborative project that Michael and Matt have allowed to see the light of day. KOSIK...
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Topic: Electronic
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by Dub Jay
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Warren Sulcs is following up his highly successful past Kikapu release with this new four-track EP of mellow ambience. Stylistically different, yet artistically similar, these new tracks show a different side to Dub Jay than what Kikapu listeners have experienced in the past; this time around the focus is on experimental textures wrapped around ambient rhythms and synthetic pads. Entirely beautiful throughout, we hope everyone grabs these new tracks from Dub Jay.
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Topics: Electronic, Ambient
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by Stryph
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Niklas Winde has produced exclusively for Kikapu a magnificent EP of original tracks. Everything here has a kind of 'old-school analog' vibe to it. You'll see what we mean. These tracks delve into what we here at Kikapu like to call the 'glory years' of techno - somewhere in the time period of the late 80's and early 90's. Experiments ranging from techno to minimalistics to electro make up this diversified release. We also suggest heading to Stryph's website to hear more music and order cd's;...
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This podcast is an hour-long ambient mix featuring 518vsJoel (via Conduit Records), Caddis, Raemus, Matt Borghi, Room, These Men Are Cowards, and a Lee Hutzulak remix of a souns original.
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by evan valentine
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Past releaser evan valentine has returned to blow your minds yet again with an incredible new mini-EP. This time around the tracks ride along a razor-thin edge of beautifully crafted melodies combined with some very complex breaks. The overall feel is almost a dream-like state, with the solid rhythms keeping everything grounded so the listener doesn't lose focus. This is quite the ingenious work of art to wrap your head around.
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Topic: Electro, IDM, Experimental
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We're taking a big leap forward today into a slightly new and different realm of sound for Kikapu, with the debut release from Nashville's favorite legolomaniacs space plans. The band consists of three professional studio-geeks and knob-twiddlers, those being Kyleen King, Dave Jones, and Brion Bergstrom; and all three of them basically handle all of the different elements herein, whether they be guitar, bass, drums, synths, or vocals. To be honest, this EP is just a straight-up release of...
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Topic: Rock